Song Lyric Sunday: “Your Love Is King”

The song I chose for today’s prompt, “Cards/Dice/Gamble/Lose/Win,” is Sade’s “Your Love Is King.” While the lyrics really have nothing to do with the prompt, the official video for it features a few scenes in which the beautiful Ms. Adu (the Sade in Sade) is playing with a deck of cards, even showing a touch of legerdemain. It was written by Sade and guitarist/saxophonist Stuart Matthewman and was on their debut album, 1985’s Diamond Life.

This came from her YouTube channel, and the lyrics were included…

Your love is king, crown you in my heart
Your love is king, never need to part
Your kisses ring, round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me, it’s making my soul sing
Tearing the very heart of me, I’m crying out for more

Your love is king, crown you in my heart
Your love is king, you’re the ruler of my heart
Your kisses ring, round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me, it’s making my soul sing
I’m crying out for more, your love is king

I’m coming on, I’m coming
You’re making me dance, inside

Your love is king, crown you in my heart
Your love is king, never need to part
Your kisses ring, round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me, it’s making my soul sing
Tearing the very heart of me, I’m crying out for more

Touching the very part of me, it’s making my soul sing
I’m crying out for more, your love is king
This is no blind faith, this is no sad and sorry dream
This is no blind faith, your love, your love is real

Gotta crown me with your heart
(Your love is king)
Never, never need to part
(Your love is king)
Touch me
(Your love is king)

Never letting go
(Your love is king)
(Your love is king)
Never letting go of your love
(Your love is king)
Never gonna give it up
(Your love is king)

I’m coming
(Your love is king)
Making me dance

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for June 23, 2019.

Song Lyric Sunday: “I Still Can’t Say Goodbye”

Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, great-grandfathers, foster fathers and pet fathers!

Here’s one by Chet Atkins that he used to sing at the end of his concerts. Now that Chet’s gone, Tommy Emmanuel sings it at the end of his concerts. Tommy has a little explanation at the beginning.

Lyrics from SongLyrics.com

When I was young
My dad would say
“C’mon son, let’s go out and play”
Sometimes it seems like yesterday

And I’d climb up the closet shelf
When I was all by myself
Grab his hat and fix the brim
Pretending I was him

No matter, how hard I try
No matter, how many tears I cry
No matter, how many years go by
I still can’t say goodbye

He always took care
Of Mom and me
We all cut down a Christmas tree
He always had some time for me

Wind blows through the trees
Street lights, they still shine bright
Most things are the same
But I miss my dad tonight

I walked by a Salvation Army store
Saw a hat like my daddy wore
Tried it on when I walked in
Still trying to be like him

No matter, how hard I try
No matter, how many years go by
No matter, how many tears I cry
I still can’t say goodbye

I thought it was appropriate for today’s prompt, “Dad/Father/barbecue.”

That’s Song Lyric Sunday for Father’s Day, 2019.

Song Lyric Sunday EXTRA: “26 Miles (Santa Catalina)”

I knew that if I asked my readers that someone would know! In my recent SLS post, I used “Sh-Boom” by The Crew-Cuts and said that there was another song that sounded just like it, but I couldn’t think of the name. Well, Maggie, who blogs over at From Cave Walls, came up with the answer…

“26 Miles (Santa Catalina)” was written by Bruce Belland and Glen Larson (who went on to write and produce TV shows such as BJ and the Bear, Magnum, P.I., and Battlestar Galactica) when they were at Hollywood High School and members of the singing group The Four Preps. The song reached #2 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the R&B chart in 1958.

The lyrics are in the video, but here they are acccording to Songlyrics.com:

Twenty- six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance, romance, romance, romance

Water all around it everywhere
Tropical trees and the salty air
But for me the thing that’s a-waitin’ there-romance

It seems so distant, twenty-six miles away
Restin’ in the water serene
I’d work for anyone, even the Navy
Who would float me to my island dream

Twenty- six miles, so near yet far
I’d swim with just some water-wings and my guitar
I could leave the wings but I’ll need the guitar
for romance, romance, romance, romance

Twenty- six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance

A tropical heaven out in the ocean
Covered with trees and girls
If I have to swim, I’ll do it forever
Till I’m gazin’ on those island pearls

Forty kilometers in a leaky old boat
Any old thing that’ll stay afloat
When we arrive we’ll all promote romance, romance, romance, romance

Twenty- six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance, romance, romance, romance

Twenty- six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me

Thanks again, Maggie!

Song Lyric Sunday: “Sh-Boom”

So today’s prompt is “Desire/Lust/Romance/Passion,” and as usual I’ve gone with the first song that popped into my mind. Actually, there’s a song that sounds a lot like this one where the quartet sings a line “romance, romance, romance, romance.” If you know which one that is, drop me a comment. In the meantime, here’s the one I chose…

“Sh-Boom,” according to Wikipedia:

“Sh-Boom” (sometimes referred to as “Life Could Be a Dream”) is an early doo-wop song. It was written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd F. McRae, and James Edwards, members of the R&B vocal group the Chords and published in 1954. It was a U.S. top ten hit that year for both the Chords (who first recorded the song) and the Crew-Cuts.

Today you’re getting the Crew-Cuts’ version, because I’m most familiar with it.

Genius has the lyrics:

Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang
Boom ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Hello hello again
Sh-boom and hopin’ we’ll meet again

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If only all my precious plans would come true (sh-boom)
If you would let me spend my whole life lovin’ you
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Now every time I look at you
Something is on my mind (dat-dat-dat-dat-dat-duh)
If you do what I want you to
Baby, we’d be so fine

Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Every time I look at you
Somethin’ is on my mind
If you do what I want you to
Baby, we’d be so fine

Life could be a dream
If I could take you up in paradise up above
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream sweetheart

Hello hello again
Sh-boom and hopin’ we’ll meet again
Boom sh-boom

Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang (sh-boom)
Ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay
Life could be a dream
Life could be a dream, sweetheart

Life could be a dream
If only all my precious plans would come true
If you would let me spend my whole life loving you
Life could be a dream sweetheart

(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
(dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
Sweetheart

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for June 9, 2019.

Song Lyric Sunday: “Walkin’ Through The Park”

Given the prompt “Avenue/Boulevard/Drive/Road/Street,” this song came to mind. It’s one of my favorite Muddy Waters songs, “Walkin’ Through The Park,” where he walks with his baby down the street, down the avenue, and through the park. This is a 1970 recording of the song, with Muddy sportin’ a pretty good Afro. Backing him are Pee Wee Madison (left handed) and Sam Lawhorn (right-handed), guitars; Carey Bell, harmonica; Pinetop Perkins, piano; Calvin Jones, bass; and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, drums.

fritz5152, who posted the song, provided the lyrics:

I’m goin’ out walkin’
Walkin’ down along the street
I’m gonna walk her along beside me,
No she can’t be beat

I’m goin’ out walkin’,
Walking down through the park
I’m goin’ out walkin’,
Walking down through the park
I’m gonna walk in the moonlight,
Walking till the night gets dark

I’m goin’ out walkin’
Down on the avenue
I’m goin’ out walkin’
Down on the avenue
I’m gonna walk for so long
Till she won’t know what to do

Don’t you bother my baby,
No tellin’ what she’ll do
Don’t you bother my baby,
No tellin’ what she’ll do
My girl she may cut you,
She may shoot you too

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for June 2, 2019.